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50 African American Audition Monologues

50 African American Audition Monologues

Gus Edwards Published by Heinemann
9780325004570

Finding authentic African American material has never been easy for actors But Gus Edwards continues to remedy that situation with this third collection of powerful, original monologues for African American…

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A Heart Divided

A Heart Divided

5 Male, 1 Female

Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld Published by Dramatic Publishing
H89

The Confederate flag - historical icon or racist symbol? This thought-provoking and gripping play sheds new light on a controversy that continues to divide the American heart When Kate's liberal-minded…

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A Life

A Life

1 Male, 3 Female

Anne L. Peters Published by Dramatic Publishing
L73

A Life is the story of Eunice, a feisty Jamaican woman, who refuses to go gently into her twilight years Eunice is 74 years old and recuperating from a heart attack - two factors that cause her daughter…

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A Midnight Cry - The Underground Railroad to Freedom

A Midnight Cry - The Underground Railroad to Freedom

8 Male, 6 Female

James DeVita Published by Dramatic Publishing
ME2

This moving musical drama is inspired by the true story of a young slave's journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad Whisperings of a railroad helping slaves across to the free states seem too…

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A Woman Called Truth - Full-length

A Woman Called Truth - Full-length

3 Male, 3 Female

Sandra Fenichel Asher Published by Dramatic Publishing
W74

"Well, children, where there's so much racket, there must be something out of kilter." So begins Sojourner Truth's historic "Ain't I a Woman?" speech; words which reverberate over a century to speak to…

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Ain’t Nothing But a Thang

Ain’t Nothing But a Thang

3 Male, 3 Female

Marlin T. Tazewell Published by Dramatic Publishing
A87

The Fazes family, like many others, has been thrown curves by life as long as they can remember Now they must once again step up to the plate. Fourteen-year-old Amber is HIV-positive, and she only wants…

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

4 Male, 7 Female

Shay Youngblood from Mary Hoffman Published by Dramatic Publishing
A64

"Amazing Grace is about a little girl who loves acting out stories, those told and read to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own She also makes up her own stories, acting out the…

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Beloved Friend

Beloved Friend

Large Mixed Cast

Nancy Pahl Gilsenan Published by Dramatic Publishing
B52

At the beginning, Kristin, a high school student in Minneapolis, is encouraged to correspond with an African girl of her own age who lives in Rhodesia Kristin's relatively affluent life in Minneapolis…

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Big White Fog

Big White Fog

Large Mixed Cast

Theodore Ward Published by Nick Hern Books

A poignant family drama set in Chicago's South Side in the 1920s against a backdrop of the Great Depression and the inescapable racism of the times Struggling to keep his dreams alive and his family together,…

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Black Comedy - Nine Plays

Black Comedy - Nine Plays

Pamela Faith Jackson - ed Published by Applause Books
1557832781

The humor of African-American life is inextricably tied to the humor on the African-American stage, its character shaped by the contradictions of being Black and Bewildered and Bothered in the New World…

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